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September 26th, 2018
Source: United Philanthropy Forum
Nine years ago, in 2009, the philanthropy sector was facing critical challenges on a number of fronts. The sector and the country was just starting to recover from the Great Recession of 2008. Funders were trying to meet their missions amid a significant drop in assets and grant dollars at the same... More »
September 14th, 2018
Source: Essex County Community Foundation
On Sept. 13, 2018, the cities of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover were affected by devastating gas explosions and fires, resulting in at least one death of an 18-year-old man, multiple injuries and more than 60 homes being leveled or severely damaged.   Our hearts go out to all of those affected... More »
September 12th, 2018
Source: Inside Philanthropy
When the field of venture philanthropy emerged two decades ago, fueled in part by the spirit of the dotcom era, its leaders had high hopes. They aimed to reinvent how nonprofits were financed and built.  More »
August 27th, 2018
Source: TechCrunch
For the average working American, this world of concierge giving is out of reach, both in check size, and the army of consultants, lawyers and PR strategists that come with it. It seems that in order to do good, you must first do well. Very well. Bright Funds is looking to change that. More »
August 15th, 2018
Source: Inside Philanthropy
In 2016, the Ford Foundation set out on an experiment—give $1 billion to social justice nonprofits, with all funds going to a combination of general operating support and organizational strengthening.   More »
August 14th, 2018
Source: Foundation Center
A new report released today by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations increased by 29% from 2011 to 2015, reaching an all-time high of $9.3 billion in 2015.  With mounting challenges that transcend national boundaries, it’s increasingly... More »
July 23rd, 2018
Source: Investment News
Research has long showed that women are more philanthropic than men: They are more generous with their giving and they donate to more causes than men. Now, as philanthropic women grow in wealth and number — partly because they tend to live longer and are thus expected to inherit a growing share of... More »
July 23rd, 2018
Source: Inside Philanthropy
One of the latest gifts from the Ballmer Group was a $20 million grant to Youth Advocate Programs, a nonprofit that matches kids and young adults with paid mentors in their communities as an alternative to time in juvenile detention or other institutions. More »

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